Election Watch

John Oponjo Benjamin – an SLPP presidential aspirant in profile

Team JOB Sierra Leone Telegraph: 30 September 2017 John Oponjo Benjamin or JOB, as he is fondly known, was born on the 29th November 1952, in the small town of Segbwema, in Kailahun district, Sierra Leone. The first child in his family, JOB was brought up with a keen realization [Read More]


Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission on course to holding elections in 2018

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2017 State House in Freetown yesterday, Thursday 28 September 2017, summoned the National Electoral Commission (NEC) bosses to report on progress in preparations for the holding of general and presidential elections on 7th March 2018. According to State House Communication Unit’s report, the Commission’s Executive [Read More]


There will be no ban on social media use in Sierra Leone – says NATCOM boss

Aruna Turay Sierra Leone Telegraph: 29 September 2017 The chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) – Momoh Kemoh Konte has finally broke his silence to allay the fears of Sierra Leoneans across the world, about the government’s position on the use of social media. His commission and the [Read More]


Sierra Leone government moves fast to quell tension over religious hate speech

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2017 Sierra Leone’s ministry of religious affairs has taken swift steps to indefinitely suspend the operating licence of a church established by a Nigerian pastor – Victor Ajisafe, who last weekend caused national outrage, after preaching religious hate sermon to his congregation in Freetown. The [Read More]


Time for fresh faces to develop Sierra Leone – says top musician Kao Denero

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2017 One of Sierra Leone’s most popular musicians – Peace Ambassador Amara Denis Turay, popularly known as Kao Denero, emphasized in his most recent hit single that the forthcoming national elections of the country in 2018 is a time for citizens to vote for fresh [Read More]

Economy & Business

Bolloré Transport and Logistics employees out in the streets of Freetown for a good cause

Abdul Malik Bangura Sierra Leone Telegraph: 28 September 2017 Over four hundred employees of the Bolloré Transport and Logistics Transportation in Sierra Leone took to the streets of Freetown in a walk – commemorating “Marathon Day” in the capital last Thursday, 21st September, 2017. The walk – covering several miles [Read More]


SLPP presidential candidates prepare for flagbearer election

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2018 The aspiring presidential candidates for the opposition SLPP met with the newly elected Chairman and Leader of the party – Dr Prince Harding, at the Kona Lodge last Thursday, 21st September 2017. The meeting was initiated by Dr Prince Harding to foster peace and [Read More]


Police Complaints Board presents annual report to President Koroma

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2017 The Independent Police Complaints Board (IPCB) last Wednesday 20 September 2017, presented its Inaugural Report for 2016 to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown. Receiving the report, the president commended the institution for preparing a report which it has set [Read More]

Education and Health

US president malaria initiative expands to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 September 2017 Last Thursday, September 21, USAID Administrator Mark Green announced that the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) – a U.S. government initiative led by USAID and implemented together with CDC,  will launch new country programs in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Niger, and Sierra Leone, and expand [Read More]